Kubernetes environments are becoming increasingly complex. Kubernetes has been steadily gaining popularity worldwide as a de facto standard in containerized development and container orchestration by IT teams. Spectro Cloud has conducted in-depth research surveying the industry to dig deeper into where Kubernetes stands today and what to expect from the future. This is the third year Spectro Cloud has published this report. The Report is vital because it helps us track the constantly evolving world of Kubernetes and cloud-native while driving important conversations around what is relevant now and for the future. It will also help determine how increasingly important it is for individuals to keep their Kubernetes skills sharp or understand how promising a career the right Kubernetes training can offer them.
Spectro Cloud’s 2023 State of Production Kubernetes Report is titled “The New Frontiers of Kubernetes”. The research and analysis for this Report are conducted by the independent research firm – Dimensional Research, thereby ensuring the findings of the research are robust, accurate, and representative of the realities of the industry, as experienced by the people who are using Kubernetes in production.
Dave Cope, CRO, Spectro Cloud while talking about this Report says, “With this research, we get deep into what’s on the mind of those who are really working with Kubernetes in production in the enterprise. From government CIOs to DevOps practitioners in retail, we made sure to represent the whole community and spent time with them to understand how they really feel about Kubernetes and its impact on their organizations.”
The Report aims to help organizations benchmark themselves, prepare for emerging trends, foster meaningful dialog in the community, and challenge vendors & service providers to help users tackle persistent challenges.
Some of the key findings of the Report include:
- 56% of the businesses surveyed had more than 10 Kubernetes clusters
- 69% of the organizations surveyed ran Kubernetes on multiple clouds or other environments
- 80% of the organizations expected their scale to grow
- 75% of organizations share that they suffer issues affecting the running of their clusters, this number was 66% in 2022
- 40% of organizations share that they lack the skills and headcount they need to manage Kubernetes effectively
- Individuals surveyed shared that they spend way too much time on manual tasks such as troubleshooting & patching, and they feel that automation is the best possible way to improve operations and efficiency
These are some fascinating insights from the Report which show how important a role Kubernetes plays in the day-to-day functioning of organizations but there is still a very long way to go for all of us.
Another important insight we found in this Report was that despite the growth in the concept of platform engineering, 82% of the organizations opine that their operations team struggles to give developers access to tailored clusters. 37% have also shared that they experience multiple inconsistencies between development, staging, and production environments.
Interestingly, 92% of the respondents agreed that the development team should be using their bandwidth in managing infrastructure though it is also reported that one in three developers have been building their own clusters to deploy applications.
With such a growing popularity of containers, does that mean virtual machines are done and dusted? Not really, finds this State of Production Kubernetes Report. Organizations are going container-first into 2024, but virtual machines are also here to stay and are not going away anytime soon. While 85% of the respondents were engaged in migrating their existing virtual machine workloads to Kubernetes, about 86% would want to unify their containerized workloads and virtual machine workloads on a single infrastructure platform. Now wouldn’t that make everyone’s lives so much easier?
Since edge computing is becoming quite a buzzword in the space, where do we stand on edge computing adoption and how do we see its acceptance pan out in 2024?
A whopping 49% of respondents were working on using Kubernetes in edge computing environments or on active pilots to slowly scale it up later. One in five respondents is quite sure that 2024 is going to be a big year for edge computing and Kubernetes.
What is driving this change? Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence is not just driving the adoption of edge computing but also driving investments in the same aimed at improving business processes as well as enabling new connected solutions.
In this regard, Dave Cope has also said, “Kubernetes is here to stay, but as the scale of adoption grows, operations teams soon find themselves challenged, struggling to support their internal customers while pursuing application modernization strategies and embracing the new opportunities of Kubernetes at the edge. As the Kubernetes landscape evolves and enterprises push ahead into new frontiers, they are finding legacy tools no longer fit the purpose. A new generation of challenges”
The popularity of Kubernetes refuses to die down and the tool is here to stay. In a Kubernetes system, reliability equates to stability, simplified operations and development, and improved user experience. With the appropriate setup, dependability is considerably simpler to accomplish in a Kubernetes system. Or, to put it another way, mistakes in the configuration are common. When creating a stable and dependable Kubernetes cluster, several aspects must be considered, including the potential need for application updates and modifications to the cluster’s configuration. Setting resource requests and restrictions, leveraging liveness and readiness probes, autoscaling pods based on a measure that depicts application demand, and other steps are included.
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